Alerts let you know when important events occur in your environment. An alert's severity level, category, and source details can help you decide what course of action to take. You can specify who should be notified when a particular alert occurs.
All the alerts have a New or a Dismissed state. The alerts states help you to quickly prioritize and manage your daily task list. By default, the Alerts and Events > Alerts tab displays only the alerts with state as new. After you view a new alert and take the required action to address it, you can dismiss it.
Alerts can be triggered through a single event or multiple events. Events that trigger alerts fall into one of several categories, from security issues to business conditions. For example, alerts are generated when high-risk user behavior is detected or a subscription is about to expire.